President Markham Presents Lecture
in New York City


On Saturday, 20 May 2015, the New York Military Affairs Symposium and the Hudson Park Library in Greenwich Village in Manhattan sponsored an all-day seminar on Napoleon and the 100 Days, part of their on-going series of programs on The Battle of Waterloo in the Age of Napoleon and Revolution. INS President J. David Markham did the morning presentation entitled Prelude to Disaster: Napoleon Before Waterloo. After speaking for 45 minutes, President Markham then answered questions for an additional 90 minutes. His presentation was very well received by the 50 or so people in attendance.

Additional speakers in the afternoon included Jim Dingeman, The Strategic Situation in 1815, Frank Radford, Quatre Bras, May 16th 1815, and Alex Stavropoulos, Ligny: Napoleon’s Final Victory. All three speakers are acknowledged military history experts with vast and detailed knowledge of their topics. The ensuing discussion was robust and continued into dinner and drinks.


Jim Dingeman


Frank Radford

Alex Stavropoulos


President Markham has been invited by the New York Military Affairs Symposium to give a lecture on September 18th at the Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmens’ Club in Manhattan. His topic will be The Road to St Helena: Napoleon After Waterloo. The lecture will be free and open to the public.

Both of these programs are very prestigious and it was a great honor and opportunity for the INS to be involved. We hope to continue close relations with the NYMAS in the future.